No need to be a ‘Negative Nelly’

I have been dealing with people lately that are always a “Negative Nelly.” No matter what happens in their life they always see the negative side. Listening to people like this enough, can start to bring you down. I think it is time to put myself in “timeout” again. Yes, I said timeout. From time to time I put myself …

Do you remember the ‘good ole days?’

Who misses the good ole days when you used to sit around your grammy’s table and listen to the elders talk about their good ole days? Me, that is who. I come from a big family. When I say “big,” my mother had 11 brothers and sisters. There was always something going on and we would gather at my gram’s …

Use it or lose it — challenge yourself

Who loves a good challenge? I am always up for a good challenge. No matter what it is, I am normally in it. A challenge keep your mind, body and spirit going. I have a competitive spirit anyways so a challenge to me is a lot like being competitive. I believe in life everyone should have a challenge — whether …

Family is everything to me

I don’t know if you realize it or not but family is everything to me. I will go “above and beyond” to do what I can to help them in any way. I grew up in a big family. Within a year of getting married, Dave and I moved as far away from them as possible. It was a very …

Country roads take me home

I am loving the country life, but I still have not gotten used to not being somewhere in five minutes. We have to plan ahead a bit. I am an on time person so it takes us 15 minutes to get anywhere or a bit longer depending where in Minden I want to go. I am not complaining; I just …

Time flies by too fast

They say time flies when you’re having fun. Is it just me or have others notice that time is flying by way too fast? It was just January and now it is July! Next comes Christmas and I surely am not ready for that season. Christmas if my favorite time of the year but I would have loved to enjoy …

Baby, it’s hot outside

Moving day has come and gone and we are trying to settle in at our new home. We are working like busy bees trying to get it all done. In the process of trying to settle this weather has taking a toll on us. Man, is it ever hot this summer! We didn’t even get Spring in the mix. If …

From moving day to farm life

Moving day has come and gone and we are now in our “forever home” trying to get settled. I grew up in a small town in Maine and worked on my uncle’s farm a lot in Canada. We decided to move to the country back where I belong. It’s our forever home. I addition, during this move we have become …